Zillow Advice: Buying Process - County tax proration? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/County-tax-proration/487425/ Zillow Advice | Zillow Real Estate Thanks for the responses ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/County-tax-proration/487425/ Thanks for the responses everyone- I am buffled- shouldn't I only pay for a proration of April 12- april31st? Since I will be paying property taxes with my first payment already?! My first mortgage payment is reschedule for June 1 but this is for the month of may isn't? So my loan is an fha loan and taxes insurance is included in my payment Thu, 11 Apr 2013 17:54:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/County-tax-proration/487425/ 2013-04-11T17:54:00Z This is part of buying the ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/County-tax-proration/487425/ This is part of buying the property ... and yes it is property tax.<br/>Your realtor, (if you are using one, if you are not it is another reason of the many to use professionals) escrow agent and lender all know about this.<br/>The seller pays for his portion of the tax based on the previous price of the property, your portion of the tax has not been paid yet, and it will be based upon the purchase price of the house you are buying ... it is either rolled into the payments on the loan or it is paid separate... it is usually worked out with the lender in the beginning, some lenders do not include your taxes and insurance in your monthly payments... they want to show a lower payment so you will use them.<br/>Just another reason for a good realtor, although we all make mistakes in the rush of paperwork, details add costs from everywhere in purchasing property.<br/>Congratulations on your new house!<br/><br/><br/><br/><br/> Thu, 11 Apr 2013 15:33:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/County-tax-proration/487425/ 2013-04-11T15:33:00Z This is most likely property ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/County-tax-proration/487425/ This is most likely property taxes and they are normally pro-rated at close of escrow so the seller is liable for taxes up to the closing date, after which they become your responsibility.<br/><br/>If you call your agent, your lender, or the title company, they will give you a definitive answer.<br/> Thu, 11 Apr 2013 15:32:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/County-tax-proration/487425/ 2013-04-11T15:32:00Z It sounds like the Seller ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/County-tax-proration/487425/ It sounds like the Seller paid taxes for half the year so your actually paying back the Seller the day of closing till July 1st. Still check with your lender but this is a standard process with taxes paid. Good Luck and Congratulations on your new home.&nbsp; Thu, 11 Apr 2013 15:28:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/County-tax-proration/487425/ 2013-04-11T15:28:00Z You need to communicate with ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/County-tax-proration/487425/ You need to communicate with the person who put together your closing documents for clarification of the line item.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; It may be property tax as in CA the property tax is paid to the county treasurer and the time period is right.<br/><br/> Thu, 11 Apr 2013 15:28:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/County-tax-proration/487425/ 2013-04-11T15:28:00Z